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Covers the campus like the magnolias
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

A statue of golf legend Arnold Palmer stands outside the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex on the campus of Wake Forest University on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Arnold Palmer would have opposed LIV Golf

Ashlyn Segler, Staff Columnist April 28, 2023

On Manchester Plaza April 7, the Wake Forest Traditions Council passed out cake squares, Arnold Palmer iced teas and chambray blue t-shirts that depicted “The King” himself. The celebration marked...

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From the Editor: Cheers to the Class of 2023

Christa Dutton, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2023

Dear Class of 2023,  Congratulations! College graduation is a milestone that I’m sure you all have dreamed of achieving, and you should all be immensely proud that you are graduating from a university...

A photograph of Pilar Agudelo at her desk

Letter from Student Body President Pilar Agudelo

Pilar Agudelo, Student Body President April 27, 2023

Dear Wake Forest Student Body, As my term as your Student Body President comes to an end, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve and represent all 5,500...

Studies suggest that more university students vote when they have Election Day off.

Make Election Day ‘Democracy Day’ at Wake Forest

Mia Handler, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

For the 50 years that 18-21 year olds have been able to vote, turnout has been low. This was interpreted as individual choice — that 18-24 year-olds simply didn’t care about politics — although over...

After Donald Trump was indicted, he surrendered and was arraigned at a Manhattan courthouse, an event which received ample media coverage.

Trump indictment lacks integrity

Isaac Anthony April 18, 2023

An indictment of former President Donald Trump has been sought since at least June 16, 2015, when Trump first announced his presidential campaign, and certainly since Jan. 20, 2017, the date of his inauguration....

Donald Trump speaks at a rally. He is the first former U.S. president to be indicted.

A grand jury indicted Trump, and that’s all that matters

Oscar Bray, Contributing Columnist April 18, 2023

When a prosecutor believes that a person has committed a felony, that person’s case is reviewed by a grand jury. If this grand jury is convinced that sufficient evidence exists to charge that person...

Multiple writers for the Opinion section wrote critiques of Greek life.

Our real government: Greek life

Connor McNeely, Senior Columnist April 13, 2023

When the 2022-2023 Student Government budget started to circulate on Fizz, I was glad to see that students were finally asking meaningful questions about the election of the student body president. People...

Notes of encouragement to survivors are displayed at the Safe Office Crews March 30 Speak Out event.

Editorial: Building on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Editorial Committee April 13, 2023

Wake Forest’s sexual assault awareness month events focus on building a community for survivors while educating others about the severity of sexual assault and its effects on students. The Safe Office...

Aaron Nataline expresses his dismay at the course registration process.

A love letter to course registration

Aaron Nataline, Sports Editor April 13, 2023

Many Wake Forest students claim that housing registration is the worst time of the school year. Sure, friendships fall apart and double-crossings peak to “Survivor” levels, but I think course registration...

Police surround a school bus after a shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn.

An open letter to America on gun control

Dillon Clark, Staff Columnist April 13, 2023

Dear America, No sugarcoating. No getting around it. No imagery. No fancy language. No bullsh*t…  We need to do better.  This is no longer an issue of politics. It is an issue of our livelihood.  We...

This is the third editorial the Old Gold & Black has written this year about gun violence on college campuses.

We stand (again) with victims of gun violence

Editorial Committee April 11, 2023

How many lives must be lost? How many bullets must be fired before enough is enough?  This is the cry of a generation — one that has been raised in a culture where gun violence is accepted into our...

A drag performer performs at a Student Union event.

Drag bans limit self-expression (for more than just performers)

Sophie Guymon, Staff Columnist April 11, 2023

On March 2, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed Tennessee Senate Bill 3, more popularly known as the “Tennessee Drag Ban.” This bill, while vague in its contents, bans public “adult cabaret performance”...

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